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SO MINT! Pixel Gems by Lauren Eckert

Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia '19

SO MINT! is a series of posts on fresh graduates in fashion, jewellery and design from around the world. Handpicked by Current Obsession.

Electricity powers the pixels on every screen. It also anodizes and welds titanium. These pieces are created by using electricity in various forms to shape titanium, an often unyielding material, into futuristic silhouettes and patterns. These silhouettes also frame digital screens that function as focal points similar to a gemstone. The screens contain moving images that glisten, sparkle, and capture the eye like a diamond. Furthermore, gemstones are often communicators of social status, style, and wealth. This is increasingly paralleled by digital accessories as indicators of social locus, such as how a Twitter verification mark signals prominence. By referencing both of these parallels through form, process, and material, Pixel Gems represents futuristic forms of social communication through adornment.

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